God’s Bridge – Romanian Natural Bridge

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Scientifically, it is said that a bridge “is born” when a cave ceiling collapses. But there is a bridge in Romania that was born after God hit the ceiling of the cave where Devil lived. In this way, Devil ceased to spread evil and people were protected.

This natural Romanian bridge is named God’s Bridge and he “bears” 4 titles: one of the three natural bridges in the world, the second largest natural bridge in Europe, the only one that is also a functional road and a gate to natural wonders in Romania like Brăzișori, Cleopatra and Afrodita, 3 plains with karst ditches – known as “lapiezuri”. Unique in Romania, the abundance of lapiezuri here is impressive, creating a fairy tale atmosphere.

Linking Baia de Aramă with Drobeta, God’s Bridge is a massive structure represented by stratified limestone shoals of 1-2 m. Its uniqueness stays in the legends surrounding its creation and its dimensions: 30 m long, 13 m wide, 22 m high and 9 m thick.

Other tourist attractions here are Zătonul Mare and Zătonul Mic (karst lakes), Bridge Cave or Ponoarele Cave (its entrance is similar to the bridge – an impressive arcade), Bulba Cave (with 3 floors) and Ponoarele Lilac Forest,a  botanical garden that covers an area of 20 ha.

All these natural wonders are situated in Ponoarele village, in the north of Mehedinți county. God’s Bridge and Romanian lapiezuri unveil an exceptional natural spirit that only Romania can possess.  Along with this spirit, people try to complete this picture celebrating lilac flowers through  folkloric manifestation of national interest, that takes place yearly, on 6th of May.

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